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Winter Talk – ‘Still a City Beautiful?’ – Kate Harwood

The Village Hall, Woolmer Green The Village Hall, Hall Lane, Woolmer Green

A series of four talks for HGT members and their guests, to be held on Monday afternoons at 2.30pm. At The Village Hall, Hall Lane, Woolmer Green, SG3 6XA (Near Knebworth) Tea and coffee will be served from 2.15pm and each talk will cost £5 per person. Reservation and payment for places on the four […]

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Percy Cane in Hertfordshire: Kate Harwood

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Percy Cane was one of the important designers of the early 20th century, having been inspired by Peto’s Easton Lodge garden. Like Peto, he also mingled with clients on the French Riviera where he met Lady Yule, widow of the richest man in England. She commissioned him to design the garden at Hanstead House in […]

The Beth Chatto Gardens: Alison Moller

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The Gardens near Colchester have just been added to the Historic England Register of Parks & Gardens of Special Historic Interest in England. This talk will looking at what makes them so special and the plans they have for the future, including responding to climate change. Booking Please register your interest via hertstalks@gmail.com A link […]

The Fox Gardens: Sarah Bott

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The Fox family of Cornwall laid out a series of amazing gardens in the 19th and 29th centuries, taking advantage of the climate to nuture exotics and sub-tropical plants. These gardens include Penjerrick, Rosehill (now RHS), Glendurgan (NT) and Trebah. This talk is given by a member of the Fox family. Booking Please register your […]

Garden of Cosmic Speculation: Alison Moller

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Charles Jencks and Maggie Keswick laid out this garden near Dumfries. There has been much shaping of the landscape to form gardens over 30 acres showing the story of the universe, the distortion of space and time caused by a black hole, fractal geometry and a ‘Quark walk’. Booking Please register your interest via hertstalks@gmail.com […]

Winter Talk – The Swiss Garden – Restorations of a Regency Gem

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Speaker: Corinne Price The Swiss Garden was created by Lord Ongley in the 1820s in the “Swiss Picturesque” style and boasts 13 listed buildings and artefacts within its 9-acre grounds. Embellished with Victorian features during the 1870s by Joseph Shuttleworth, the garden and its buildings sit within the wider landscape of Old Warden Park, Bedfordshire, […]

£5 – £8

RESCHEDULED – Winter Talk – Researching Gardeners – Head Gardeners with Felicity Brimblecombe

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Speaker: Felicity Brimblecombe How to research head gardeners using head gardeners of the Luton Hoo Estate over several centuries as an example. Rescheduled from November due to technical difficulties. The talk shows a large selection of pictures and sources to unearth the lives and careers of gardeners plus details of their gardens. For all those […]

£5 – £8

Winter Talk – Saving The Serpent: Jellicoe at Hemel

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Speaker:  Kate Harwood on Monday 21st February 2022 at 2.30pm on Zoom The Hemel Town Centre garden Jellicoe laid out along the river Gade has been restored. This is the story of its design, execution, decline and renaissance Hemel Hempstead was the third post-war New Town designated. Geoffrey Jellicoe was initially commissioned to design the […]

In Rural State Superior: Panshanger post Repton by Kate Harwood

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Please note. This talk is a repeat of a talk Kate Harwood gave for the HALH. Many people were sorry to have missed it or would like to hear it again, so Kate has kindly agreed to run it again. HGT is hosting it as a zoom meeting and the link is below. Join Zoom […]

Winter Talk – Garden Archaeology in Hertfordshire and Beyond with Tom Williamson

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Speaker: Professor Tom Williamson A review of the contribution that archaeology has made to our understanding of garden history in Hertfordshire and elsewhere. Tom Williamson is Professor of Landscape History at the University of East Anglia and has worked with the Hertfordshire Gardens Trust for many years. In this talk, Tom will discuss some of […]

£5 – £8